2018 Managing Broker of the Year (1-50 Licensees): Nelly Lara

September 12th was the premier night for real estate in Chicago, as the Chicago Association of REALTORS® proudly presented its 135th Annual Inaugural Gala. Complemented by dancing, live music, and lots of laughs, the event included the installation of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® 2018-2019 Board of Directors, and honored several individuals for their contributions and positive influence, including the recipient of the Managing Broker of the Year Award (1-50 Licensees). The Managing Broker of the Year Award recognizes a REALTOR® in good standing with at least five years of experience as a Managing Broker, with current active involvement at the local level, recognized business accomplishments and high principles of faithfulness to the principles of good real estate practices and the Code of Ethics among other brokers and the public.


Nelly Lara has been Managing Broker of Su Familia Real Estate since 1997. She leverages her several real estate designations, real estate instructor license and over 25 years of real estate experience to actively assist buyers and sellers. In addition, Nelly has proven to be a wonderful managing broker, helping to oversee and mentor two real estate offices and administrative staff. She has taken an active role within our association, leveraging her leadership and real estate experience to serve on various committees, including the Forms and Contracts Committee and the CAR Grievance Committee. She is a leader in her office, community and in our industry.